Street art

This morning I decided to pop to Leeds for a spot of retail therapy. Although, through email updates, I knew that an art exhibition was taking place in the city this weekend to my surprise breaking through the road in Briggate was a large ‘out of this world’ type sculpture.


I think it’s brilliant how art is becoming so accessible. In the past few weeks I’ve stumbled across a street theatre performance, two craft fairs, a vintage clothes exhibition and and now a giant sculpture in the middle of a busy shopping district.


May’s photo scavenger hunt

I’ve just started to take part in Kathy’s photo scavenger hunt over at Below are the photo’s that I took for May’s challenge


Good things

A rainbow after a storm.

Small packages

Today I visited a local craft fair where I found these small origami boxes which have been created by Sarah Luckman.


A fragrant wind swept flower bed at the school where the craft fair was held.


This is my local Police station. A lot of the Police stations near my previous homes have been large, unattractive, concreate buildings so this building seems really beautiful in comparison.


It’s hard to miss the nose on this 9ft 6inch tall rabbit by Sophie Ryder at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Front page

Two of the projects I have led at work this month have ended up in the college wide newsletter. It’s nice when your efforts are appreciated.


Another picture taken at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This sculpture, Trees by Dennis Oppenheim, contains nine random objects including a fence, a chair and a dog house.


Pepsi is my favourite drink.I’m trying to cut down on the amount of rubbish I eat so have taken to buying the mini 250ml cans.


We use a large whisky bottle as our change jar. This picture was taken by looking down the barrel of the jar.

It was taken with my new camera before being cropped using the the Instagram app.


Remains of the 13th century stone castle at Sandal. The castle is best known for the famous Battle of Wakefield which was fought nearby in 1460 during the War of the Roses. Richard, Duke of York was killed in the battle.


The council are re-routing and re-laying the roads near my flat. I was aiming for a picture of the yellow road sign, to let sign, work man’s jacket, the telephone box advertisement and the van but just as I was about to take this photo a yellow car stopped at the traffic lights to make the picture even more yellowy.

Do you see what I see?

Can you see the girrafes head?

Button Bouquet

I absolutely love the way that ‘Remember Me’ Emily has transformed this mundane, basic every day salt shaker into a beautiful button bouquet.

Although Emily recommends that the bouquets are used as wedding day table decorations, as they’re so cute once I get my own craft room I’m going to create one of these to go on my desk or shelves. That’s a while away though as I have more than six months left on the lease of my tiny flat – I don’t even have enough room to put my own clothes away here let alone create a dedicated craft room.

If you fancy making one of these bouquets yourselves below is the item description from the ‘Remember Me Emily‘ etsy page.

19 hand twisted button flowers are placed in a glass salt shaker filled with creamy vintage buttons. Shaker measures 2″ (5.1 cm) wide at base & 4.5″ (11.4 cm) tall. Flowers are made from paper “punchies” from opal “stardream” card stock, creamy vintage buttons and silver floral wire. They measure about 3″ (5.1 cm) from flower to tip of stem and about 1″ (2.5 cm) in

Inspired by … Christmas

I’ve made the most of today’s bank holiday by browsing lots of craft blogs . As Christmas is the season of giving I’ve decided to take advantage of this by having a go at making Christmas ornies to sell at craft fairs.  Part of the profits can then be used to help the fundraising efforts for Marrakech 2013. I paticulary liked the bell and bauble designs in Mollie Makes an have downloaded the templates from their blog. I am going to buy some felt and thread this weekend so that I can get started.

Inspired by….Marrakech

I have just started a new page on this blog documenting the volunteer trip to Marrakech that I am organising for my college students. To help these learners with their fundraising efforts I am hoping to get crafty, selling my wares at markets so that the profits can go towards funding their trip.  Below are a few of the pieces that have inspired me during tonight’s internet browsing session.

1. Marrakech (felt brooch) – Designed by Jane

2.Tribal visions of Marrakech (earings) – 13Alternatives

3.Mixed media art ring (ring) – Annuk

4. Marrakech elephants  (18″ cushion cover ) – Monsoon Calamity 

5.Marrakech Mystique (necklace) – EsmaDesignsLLC